Top leaders of Connecticut's AARP office are heading to Washington, D.C., to push members of the Congressional delegation to oppose cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits.
AARP State Director Brenda Kelley and State President Laura Green are scheduled to meet Wednesday with US Sen. Joe Lieberman and Congressmen John Larson, Chris Murphy and Joseph Courtney.
They're joining AARP representatives from across the country visiting the Capitol to oppose cuts in Social Security and Medicare as Congress and the Obama administration try to trim government debt.
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Nearly 563,000 Connecticut residents are on Medicare, the federal benefits program for people ages 65 and older.
Kelley and Green also met earlier this year with representatives of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and the state's other two Congressional members, Jim Himes and Rosa DeLauro.